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Federal Jury Finds Defendant Guilty of Murder for Hire, Conspiracy to Commit Murder for Hire, and Solicitation to Commit a Crime of Violence

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of Mississippi

Jackson, MS – A federal jury convicted Joshua Druid Bryan of Clinton, MS, today for murder for hire, conspiracy to commit murder for hire, and solicitation to commit a crime of violence.

According to court documents and evidence presented at trial, Bryan, 28, hired a hitman to murder another person.  He also entered into a conspiracy with Regan Bryan, his sister, to commit the offense. Regan Bryan previously pled guilty to conspiracy to commit murder for hire.

U.S. Attorney Todd W. Gee of the Southern District of Mississippi and Special Agent in Charge Joshua Jackson of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives made the announcement.

The ATF investigated the case.

Assistant U.S. Attorneys Kevin Payne and Matt Allen prosecuted the case.

Updated December 15, 2023